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Mrs. Gillett from Marietta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Patricia Polacco Author Study

Help me give my students Patricia Polacco books to use for an author's study.

  • $360 goal

This project expired on January 31, 2019.

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My Students

I have a great group of students who love to learn. They are your average 5th grade students. They love to read and do projects. They talk a lot because they have so much to share. They love being creative and sharing their work and their interests with each other.

I am lucky that my students are so hardworking and want to do their best on everything.

They push themselves and each other to work harder and be their best. I enjoy being with them every day and watching them grow and mature academically as well as socially.

My Project

Patricia Polacco is an amazing children's book writer and illustrator. There are so many wonderful stories that she has written that it is hard to pick the best one. Her stories often are historical fiction with a special, family twist. She has done a great job including research and interesting cultural information in her stories.

I would like to do an author study with Patricia Polacco books to introduce my students to some of the books she has written.

These books are perfect for teaching many 5th grade standards such as theme and author's purpose as well as basic standards of plot, setting, and character traits.

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Holes in the Sky • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Remembering Vera • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Pink and Say • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
The Art of Miss Chew • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
An Orange for Frankie • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Because of Thursday • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
The Mermaid's Purse • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Tucky Jo and Little Heart • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Mr. Lincoln's Way • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Christmas Tapestry • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Babushka's Doll • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Butterfly • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rechenka's Eggs (Paperstar) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chicken Sunday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Keeping Quilt • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
When Lightning Comes in a Jar • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Bee Tree • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90

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